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Definition: Control

Quick Summary of Control

The power to govern the financial and operating policies of an entity so as to obtain benefits from its activities.

What is the dictionary definition of Control?

Dictionary Definition

  1. countable, uncountable Influence or authority over something.
  2. A separate group or subject in an experiment against which the results are compared where the primary variable is low or non-existent.
  3. The method and means of governing the performance of any apparatus, machine or system, such as a lever, handle or button.

Synonyms For Control

check, command, manage, rule, monitor

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Modern Language Association (MLA):
Control. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. August 06, 2021
Chicago Manual of Style (CMS):
Control. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. (accessed: August 06, 2021).
American Psychological Association (APA):
Control. Retrieved August 06, 2021, from website:

Definition Sources

Definitions for Control are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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